I mapped the coat trends and styles that will be hot in 2018. The coats are a highly-functional wardrobe staple — you've got to stay warm — so it's worth buying a winter coat that you're going to love wearing all season. I've rounded up the top women's coat fashion trends of the year, from wallpaper prints to shearling and everything in between, so you can look your very best all season long. The showcased styles you will definitely want to try this year.
The 70s style coat: velvet, checked and with ample lapels. Details include large buttons and colored fur inserts to define the hem or the cuffs (Miu Miu, Chloé, Fendi). Rigorous, in masculine fabrics: see the tweed coat from Chanel or the houndstooth style from Michael Kors Collection, it’s a style suitable for your office look.
Minimal, mannish and oversized, like the coats seen on Selena Gomez or Kendall Jenner. Wear it and feel good instantly.
Pink: Valentino proposed coats in various shades of pink, while Gucci opted for a candy tone. A sure winter hit.
Yeti-like sleeves: Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann and Marc Jacobs add a special twist to classic styles with voluminous fur sleeves.
The camel coat. Did it ever go out of fashion? Not really, but this season it’s a true trend thanks to all-camel runway looks.
Navy blue. A neutral tone like camel. Navy blue coats include capes or military styles.
We should all own a black coat. For winter 2018 it has a sartorial cut and is not too ample, a perfect go-anywhere staple.
Jacquard print coats often contain so many colors, they can go with just about anything.
Tapestry prints and textures are a huge winter coat trend this year. From intricate embroidery to needlepoint prints and thick jacquard fabrics, these wallpaper-inspired winter coats were the biggest story of the season on the fall/winter fashion runways. Pick up a winter coat in a tapestry print and throw it on over all your winter outfits, for an instantly fashion-forward look.
Faux fur is a major winter coat fashion trend this year and a favorite of many street style bloggers and fashion editors. When shopping the many fashionable options, keep your eyes open for faux fur winter coats that feature special details, or use color blocking in their design, a trend that takes this winter style staple to the next level. Faux fur is sometimes called "fun fur"— and fashion designers sometimes like to play up the whimsy of this winter fabric.
A really special winter coat makes your whole outfit, no matter what you wear under it. We're crazy about this gorgeous white faux fur coat in an animal print that combines spots and stripes.
Animal prints are a major fashion trend in street style now — and no animal-inspired fabric is more stylish than the classic leopard print. Strut your stuff this winter in a glamorous, faux fur leopard print coat, whether you're layering over a work outfit, or more casual looks. We like the style pictured here for its cozy length, and for its pop-of-color red lining.
A three-quarter length, leopard print winter coat is super versatile for layering over all your outfits this season. Here, it dresses up a basic jeans and sweater outfit, giving you polish for meeting your girlfriends for brunch or shopping. A cross body purse in a bold color is a beautiful complement to this classic print.
If you live in a cold climate, look for a plush leopard coat in a thicker, more luxurious faux fur fabric. You could easily wear this coat over your little black dresses.
Roomy, boyfriend-inspired outerwear is a big trend in women's fashion now. A winter coat that's cut in generous proportions, as pictured here, makes a style statement and is easy to layer over all your outfits. Just because your winter coat has borrowed-from-the-boys proportions, that doesn't mean looking masculine. Play against type in a boyfriend style winter coat in fashioned in candy pink.
Designers are embracing shearling this season, and you'll find plenty of heavy winter coat options in this material to keep you cozy this winter. Made from the skin and wool of a sheep, shearling fabric has a suede surface on one side, and a clipped fur surface on the other.
Nubby white shearling is a beautiful alternative to fur when winter temperatures take a dive. We love this white winter coat fashioned in milky shearling fabric, with a fluffy sheep's wool collar.
Ski jackets have left the slopes and made their way to street style. This year, make your casual winter coat a puffy ski jacket, which matches well with jeans, pajama pants, hoodies and other casual separates. A fur-trimmed hood is a nice detail that makes your overall look more expensive.
Want to embrace the sportswear trend this winter, without sacrificing femininity? Pair casual track pants and jeans with puffy ski jacket in a pretty pastel color, such as the dusky pink version pictured here.
The classic, menswear-inspired, long wool coat makes a comeback this season, adding a chic, classy element to winter wardrobes. While there are plenty of affordable versions of this coat out there, we recommend investing money in a timeless piece that will stand the test of time and last you multiple seasons. When shopping for a good wool coat, you'll want to look for high-quality fabrics, a classic color (think camel, navy, black or red), and a slim silhouette that fits you well, but still allows room for layering sweaters or hoodies underneath.
A double-breasted, long wool coat in poppy red is a great choice for creating polished, non-boring winter outfits. Wear this coat easily from the office to evening—it works for every occasion.
Invest in a high-quality long navy winter coat that's cut with military precision. A classic navy winter coat can be layered easily over skirts and pants to look polished for your workday commute, or on your way out to dinner.
Plaid was all over the fall and winter designer fashion runways this year. From hounds tooth plaids and gingham, to Tartan and windowpane checks, you'll look of the moment in a long, plaid winter coat this season.
If you think of gingham as a summer pattern, we're here to inspire you to think differently. A cheery gingham print in bright blue elevates a classic, collared winter coat style, making it look special. Prints and patterns are popping up all over street style, breathing new fashion life into old standbys. Want to make a style statement every time you step outdoors this winter? Try a coat of many colors, and layer it over everything.
Graphic black and white patterns help you stand out among the winter crush. This is a great way to wear a trendy, patterned winter coat this season if you're not all about bright colors.
Trench coats are a huge fashion story this year. Making your winter coat a classic trench coat means you will always be appropriately dressed, whether you're going to work or stepping out for the evening. We love the way a voluminous trench coat is styled in this street style photo, with a belted waist and casually rolled sleeves.